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Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Real Venison Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food

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Satisfy your feline friend’s need for real food with Instinct by Nature's Variety Original Grain-Free Real Venison Recipe Natural Wet Canned Cat Food. This high animal protein, grain-free recipe is guided by Instinct’s belief in raw, and made especially for your cat to unlock his potential to thrive. It’s thoughtfully balanced with wholesome foods including real meat, fruits and vegetables in a delicious pate texture, along with natural sources of omega fatty acids to help promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.

Key Benefits

  • Grass-fed venison is the first ingredient in this savory recipe that’s packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles.
  • Made with 95% venison and pork liver; 5% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients; and 0% grain.
  • Contains no grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives.
  • Delicious pate also includes natural omega fatty acids to promote healthy skin and coat.
  • Proudly made in the USA with the finest ingredients from around the world.

Instinct by Nature’s Variety is ‘Redefining Better’ in pet food and introducing a fresh, new look. During the transition, you may continue to receive product in the old packaging.

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  • Item Number
    49563
  • Weight
    4.8 pounds
  • Food Texture
    Pate
  • Brand
    Nature's Variety
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Old Formulation: Venison, Pork Liver, Water, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Peas, Carrots, Lecithin, Dried Kelp, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Proteinate, Potassium Iodide), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley

New Formulation: Venison, Pork Liver, Pork Broth, Ground Flaxseed, Montmorillonite Clay, Peas, Carrots, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Potassium Iodide), Choline Chloride, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Taurine, Salt, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Artichokes, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Tomato, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Parsley

Caloric Content

Old Formulation: 1,320 kcal/kg, 228 kcal/5.5 oz can, 124 kcal/3 oz can

New Formulation: 1,278 kcal/kg, 199 kcal/5.5 oz can, 109 kcal/3 oz can

Old Formulation:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 11.0% min
Crude Fat 6.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.0% min

New Formulation:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 13.0% min
Crude Fat 7.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 1.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Ideal feeding amounts will vary by age, weight and activity level. Feed at room temperature and refrigerate unused portion. Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

Adults: Feed 2, 3-oz cans or feed 1, 5.5-oz can per 6 to 8 lbs of body weight per day.

Kittens: Feed up to twice the adult amount per day.

Pregnant/Nursing Females: Feed up to three times the adult amount per day.

Transition Instructions

Always introduce a new food over a period of 5 - 7 days, mixing increasing amounts of Instinct with the current food each day.

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Instinct is thoughtfully crafted to match your pet's instinctive diet with high protein levels and no grains or gluten. Each blend contains nutrient-dense, highly digestible ingredients like real meat or poultry plus fruits and vegetables for a pure, biologically appropriate diet. Dry formulas feature a freeze-dried raw coating to help your cat thrive.

Food that Follows Nature's Lead
Transforming the Lives of Pets

Transforming the Lives of Pets

Nature's Variety Instinct believes that everything we feed our pets should be real, whole, pure and as close to its natural state as possible. They are on a mission to transform the lives of pets and make it possible for more people to feed their own pets the pure, real nutrition that only comes from raw.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Instinct is on a mission to transform the lives of pets through the pure, real nutrition of raw. Their belief in the power of raw inspires every food they make. Instinct has carefully crafted their foods to provide easy ways to incorporate raw into your pet's diet.

Pure, Real Nutrition of Raw in Every Recipe

Real Food for Real Nutrition

PURE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES

Instinct believes protein should primarily come from pure animal sources. Animal protein provides all the essential amino acids, which vegetable protein alone can't provide.

FREE FROM FILLERS

Instinct never uses fillers like grain, gluten, corn, wheat and soy, because they think every ingredient should have a specific nutritional and functional purpose.

REAL BENEFITS

Real meats, whole fruits and vegetables and turmeric are a few of the ingredients Instinct uses to provide naturally derived nutrients and enzymes for overall wellness.

The Mindful Choices Instinct Makes

Every Instinct recipe shows the careful, deliberate approach they take in crafting their food. They use only real ingredients, and you'll never find artificial colors, flavors or preservatives or fillers like corn, wheat or soy.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Well-balanced food source that contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and beta-carotene.

CHICKEN EGGS

CHICKEN EGGS

Provide a complete amino acid profile, including essential nutrients for optimal health.

TAPIOCA

TAPIOCA

An all-natural hypoallergenic starch that is highly digestible, grain-free and gluten-free.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Helps maintain the proper balance of acid and alkaline throughout the body.

About Nature's Variety

Nature's Variety is an independent pet food company based in St. Louis, Missouri with manufacturing operations in Lincoln, Nebraska. They believe the best nutrition comes from healthy, natural ingredients. Nature's Variety makes a variety of premium, wholesome, natural foods to keep pets healthy and happy. The company produces pet food through two brands - Instinct, the leader in raw pet food; and Prairie, a balanced holistic line of food.

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About Nature's Variety

Instinct is sharing the pure, real nutrition of raw by providing over one million meals annually to the dogs and cats in all Best Friends Adoption Centers nationwide. This includes their sanctuary in Kanab, UT as well as shelters in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and New York. Together, Instinct and Best Friends Animal Society can transform - and save - the lives of pets.

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  • Actual meat

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    My cat is on a limited ingredient diet and I was initially feeding him the venison formula from Natural Balance. Due to formula changes, Natural Balance venison transformed from ground meat to a GRAY PASTE! Gross! Long story short, the Nature's Variety venison is similar to what Natural Balance was before the formula change. When you open a can of Nature's Variety venison, you see actual ground meat. There's also a bit of fat on top and the occasional bit of carrot or some peas. The meat is a bit dense, but nothing a bit of water can't fix (and more water is good for cats anyway!). This brand is way more expensive, but everything in the can is identifiable as food. Bonus: Nature's Variety My cat is on a limited ingredient diet and I was initially feeding him the venison formula from Natural Balance. Due to formula changes, Natural Balance venison transformed from ground meat to a GRAY PASTE! Gross! Long story short, the Nature's Variety venison is similar to what Natural Balance was before the formula change. When you open a can of Nature's Variety venison, you see actual ground meat. There's also a bit of fat on top and the occasional bit of carrot or some peas. The meat is a bit dense, but nothing a bit of water can't fix (and more water is good for cats anyway!). This brand is way more expensive, but everything in the can is identifiable as food. Bonus: Nature's Variety venison has more protein content than Natural Balance. Hopefully this formula won't change! My cat loves it and I love the quality. … more

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    I send this to my niece who has a cat with auto immune and he and his sister cat love it. We had trouble finding anything in the limited ingredient food he would eat but even the neighbor's cat sneaks in and steals this

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  • Kinda dry for wet food but very well received.

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    It has more of a gelatinous gravy and is dryer than the other Instinct brand wet food but she still ate it with gusto. I may add some water to the next can when I feed her.

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    My Bangel cat will not eat any of this brands food. I was looking for a high protein, food that I thought he would like but I'm stuck with many cans that he won't touch.

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  • Great food!

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    My two cats devoured it. I was surprised that even my American curl ate the whole 3oz can. He rarely finishes, let alone licka his bowl

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  • Expensive but my cat really likes it

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    I have a kitty who is allergic to chicken so finding food he likes isn't easy. He had eaten a different food for years but lately just doesn't like it so the search was on for another. He really likes his food and will eat the rabbit but much prefers the venison. I haven't tried other protein sources in this brand but am thankful he likes this. Because of the cost we have to limit his servings and use some dry along with it but so far so good.

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  • Very yummy!

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    My Siberians love Nature's Variety. Decided to try the venison to give them a new flavor option. I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews but decided to try anyway. I'm so glad I did-they absolutely love it!! I followed another reviewer's recommendation and added a little water to one of the cans that seemed a bit drier and they loved it just as much as the wetter cans. Definite keeper!

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  • High Quality Food

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    This is food is a little pricey, but you definitely GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. This food does not contain some of the emulsifiers that are in some other foods and which can irritate the GI tract of some cats (e.g. carageenan). Yay! Because of this, the food may separate (solids from liquids) so stir it up in-can before you serve. Thanks Nature's Variety and Chewy!

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  • Well Liked

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    All 7 of my cats love this food. They come running as soon as I open a can. It's very hard to find a food all of them like. They are very picky eaters.

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  • Cats wouldn't go near it

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    My cats used to like to like the Venison, but now they won't go near it. Not sure if Instinct changed their formula or what. I've tried everything to adding a little warm water to make a gravy. Cats still won't go near it

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